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In this section, you will find current news stories from the WCIRB. To view stories from previous years, choose a year from the pull-down menu at the right of this page.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis and Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) Classification and Rating Committee will meet at 9:45 AM on April 14, 2020 via webinar teleconference. The meeting is open to the public. Read More >
Due to the COVID-19 crisis and Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) Governing Committee will meet on April 8, 2020 via webinar teleconference. At the meeting, the Committee will review the following: Read More >
As a show of additional support to the California workers’ compensation community, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) announces a reimbursement program for customers who purchase and pass WCIRB CompEssentials® courses during the Governor’s California stay-at-home period (effective March 19, 2020 until the Order is lifted). Read More >
Due to concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) Actuarial Committee will meet at 9:30 AM on April 2, 2020 via webinar teleconference. The Committee will review the following: Read More >
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) is taking the steps necessary to protect our staff while continuing to provide the vast majority of our regular services. The WCIRB is also committed to identifying and addressing some of the new challenges that the COVID-19 crisis has created for the California workers’ compensation system. These new challenges include: Read More >
With the quickly evolving coronavirus/COVID-19 situation, please know that the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) has taken proactive steps to protect our staff while also continuing to provide services to our customers. We send our best wishes of support to California’s employers and their employees, insurers, agents and brokers and all fellow members of the workers’ compensation industry impacted by the coronavirus/COVID-19. Read More >
The WCIRB Actuarial Committee will meet at 9:30 AM on March 16, 2020 via teleconference. Read More >
The WCIRB Classification and Rating Committee will meet at 9:45 AM on February 11, 2020 at the WCIRB’s office in Oakland, California. Read More >
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) has released its Physical Medicine Treatments and Their Impact on Opioid Use and Lost Time in California Workers’ Compensation study. The study reveals insights into the overall trends and patterns of physical medicine treatment cost and utilization. It quantifies the potential substitution between physical medicine and opioid use early in the life of a claim and their effects on lost time on the job. Read More >